Based on the runaway best-selling book of the same name by Kim Edwards, The Memory Keeper's Daughter
premieres Saturday, April 12 at 9:00pm.
In The Memory Keeper's Daughter, a secret shapes the lives of two families over a quarter of a century, beginning in 1964. During a paralyzing winter storm, Dr. David Henry is forced to deliver his own twin babies. With his wife, Norah under heavy sedation, he welcomes a healthy son, Paul, and a daughter, Phoebe, who has Down syndrome. Hoping to spare his wife any heartache over having to care for a child with special needs, David tells Norah that their daughter died at birth and orders his nurse, Caroline, to place Phoebe in an institution. However, unable to abandon the newborn, the nurse secretly decides to raise Phoebe as her own in another city.
As the years pass, the lives of the two families are in stark contrast to one another. David's overwhelming guilt shatters his once happy marriage, while Caroline changes in unexpected and rewarding ways. As different as their lives have become, however, the secret about Phoebe continues to bind David to Caroline as he struggles to keep the truth from Norah